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Nexus Network Journal

, Volume 19, Issue 1, pp 27–43 | Cite as

The Origin of Technical Drawing in the Narmer Palette

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Abstract

Over 5000 years ago, together with the proto-hieroglyphics that helped to understand the events recorded in bas-relief, there also appeared, as we will demonstrate, a technical “description” of the plan for a fortified city wall that, though schematic, provided sufficient elements to perform a mathematical calculation of form and structure. Properly illuminated and enlarged, the image, according to the manner and technology used, allows for measurement, justifying the representative and configurative choices of the methodologically deduced three-dimensional model. Comparison with the remnants of structures of the same age and the geographic location of the relic supports and confirms such decisions.

Keywords

Origin of the plan Initial forms of technical drawings Calculation of crenellated walls Drawing of fortified citadels Elements of obsidian defense 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile Design Edilizia e Ambiente (DIcDEA)Seconda Università degli Studi di Napoli (SUN)AversaItaly

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